S is for Setting–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction My topic for today is SETTING The setting or background of a detective story is a very important component. It determines the kind of people the victim and perpetrator will be. The setting will also determine the weapon used and the type of investigation. My favourite setting is the English … Continue reading S is for Setting–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

“R” is for Romance–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction My topic for today is: ROMANCE A thread of romance runs parallel to the main story in many detective novels. A love interest can blossom between amateur sleuths or suspects or witnesses. Some detectives are portrayed as being suave and handsome so that an attraction develops with a young woman … Continue reading “R” is for Romance–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

“Q” is for Questions–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022–Elements of Crime Fiction

What? When? Where? Why? Who? Why and how was the crime committed? Who or what was the victim? The answers to these two questions or the journey towards finding these answers leads to the identity of the perpetrator. In murder mysteries, it is often seen that the backstory of the victim provides several leads to the killer. Continue reading “Q” is for Questions–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022–Elements of Crime Fiction

“P” is for Poison–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

There are more poisons in the world than there are letters of the alphabet. Many occur in nature as berries, leaves or mushrooms. Others are household chemicals such as weedkiller. Certain medicines when incorrectly used can be poisonous. Poison in crime fiction is traditionally known as womens’ weapon. This maybe because women are in charge of preparing food which they can poison. Also, procuring and … Continue reading “P” is for Poison–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

“O” is for Omens–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction I am a great fan of detective novels. Cosy mysteries,  police procedurals, psychological thrillers– you name it. For the month of April I am going to try and break up crime fiction into its components and see what makes it tick. My topic for today is : Omens, superstitions & … Continue reading “O” is for Omens–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

“N” is for Nuances, Hunches & Intuition — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

Nuances are shades of meaning or subtleties. Although barely perceptible individually, they add up to give a clear picture. In this way they help detectives both real and fictional to reach the correct conclusion. Agatha Christie ‘s Miss Marple was great at picking up nuances. In “After the Funeral” she catches an imposter. The woman the imposter was impersonating used to cock her head to … Continue reading “N” is for Nuances, Hunches & Intuition — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

“M” is for Motives

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction. I am a great fan of detective novels. Cosy mysteries, police procedurals, psychological thrillers– you name it. For the month of April I am going to try and break up crime fiction into its components and see what makes it tick. My topic for today is : MOTIVES The motives … Continue reading “M” is for Motives

“K” is for Killers — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction. I am a great fan of detective novels. Cosy mysteries, police procedurals, psychological thrillers– you name it. For the month of April I am going to try and break up crime fiction into its components and see what makes it tick. My topic for today is : KILLERS While my … Continue reading “K” is for Killers — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

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“J” is for Justice — A to Z Blogging Challenge

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction. I am a great fan of detective novels. Cosy mysteries, police procedurals, psychological thrillers– you name it. For the month of April I am going to try and break up crime fiction into its components and see what makes it tick. My topic for today is : JUSTICE Readers of … Continue reading “J” is for Justice — A to Z Blogging Challenge

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“I” is for Interviews — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction. I am a great fan of detective novels. Cosy mysteries, police procedurals, psychological thrillers– you name it. For the month of April I am going to try and break up crime fiction into its components and see what makes it tick. My topic for today is : Interviews Edgar Allan … Continue reading “I” is for Interviews — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022